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- Skipton The Leeds & Liverpool Canal near Skipton
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I am also webmaster for the following waterways sites Railway & Canal Historical Society
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Quote of the day No 95

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Though Grilliths owned the boats all they was compelled to supply was a water can and a warmin stove, not even a cookin range. They let yer make yer own cabin-’ome, do-it-yerself like. Uncle Frank could turn his hand to anythin, and he always prided his-self on his ‘finish’. He done all his own tiddly-work [decorative ropework], the fenders, the Swan’s neck, the Turk’s head, and the plaits around the tingles. They plaits flowed. They wasn’t just for decoration, the plaits on yer tingles protected yer woodwork, and the ones on yer tiller not only protected the paintwork on yer cabin top when you laid the tiller on the roof in the locks but also stopped the water from drippin down yer tiller into yer tiller socket and rottin yer elum. Uncle Frank’s plaits was gettin worn and wiskery now but it’s bad luck to renew them without the Captain’s say-so. Aunt Rose wouldn’t dream of it, she sez we must go on scrubbin the old ones, keep ‘em white and smilin ‘for when he come back’. She strove and strove to keep everythin smilin ‘for when he come back’.

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